Writers Workshop Beginning a Writing Program

The Write Stuff
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2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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  1. Writers Workshop is one of the best ways to teach students the craft of writing. Knowing how to write well aligns nicely to the process of developing reading comprehension. This Hooked on Writing full year writing curriculum is designed to establish positive writing mindsets, an environment of colla
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Teach Writing using a Writers Workshop framework with this detailed, yet easy to implement first unit on Beginning A Writing Program. Set up, vocabulary, mentor texts, pre assessments and anchor charts are all included.

Hooked on Writing is not a unit full of writing prompts. It is a detailed and comprehensive curriculum with opportunities for choice and collaboration. This resource helps learners to develop a growth mindset when they learn to write.

This versatile curriculum is aligned to CCSS and the Write Traits!

This August/September start set begins with how to set up and organize your classroom AND the learners for writing.

This set includes:

★Organizational tips and real photos

★Links to free resources as well as extension ideas

★Student interest and skill self assessment writing inventory

★Personal Writing Assessment

★Ways to interpret the data and suggestions for next steps

★4 Mentor texts suggestions with lesson plans and matching activities that are designed to interest even your most unmotivated students because they show how writing can be a struggle and how to help yourself come up with ways to overcome that difficulty. You will need:

→ Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk

→ Ralph Tells a Story by Abby Hanlon

→ The Best Story by Eileen Spinelli

→ Chester's Masterpiece by Melanie Watts

★ Writing Motivation Anchor Charts

★ Writing Vocabulary for the pocket chart or writing wall

Please take a look at the preview to see more.

This writing curriculum is also perfect for Canadian/UK students with alternative spelling included in each unit. Hooked on Writing is aligned to the British Columbia writing standards for grade 2 and 3.

September: Sentences & Conventions

Hooked on Writing September

October: Research, Organization & Word Choice

Hooked on Writing October

November: Personal Narratives and Sentence Fluency

Hooked on Writing November

December: "How to" Writing, Paragraph Power and Organization

Hooked on Writing December

January: Voice & Author Studies {Learning About Voice}

Hooked on Writing: January

February: Fiction {Practicing Voice}

Hooked on Writing: February

March: Opinion Writing {Using YOUR Voice}

Hooked on Writing: March

April: Poetry (Oral Language & Sentence Fluency)

Hooked on Writing: April

May: Presentation & Communication Skills

Hooked on Writing: May

For a complete product overview click below. (2nd grade CCSS standards included for reference although some of the outcomes new to 3rd grade will be included in the relevant units.)

Hooked on Writing Visual Overview


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Be sure to grab the FREE binder cover and spines here to create a large binder or set of 2 larger binders to store the resource materials.: ==>

Hooked on Writing FREE Binder Covers

Each individual set includes unit specific binder spines if you want to organize by mentor text or single unit.

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Hooked on Writing August Blog Post


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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.


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